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The effect of vertical visual target location on head and neck posture

Burgess-Limerick, R., Plooy, A. and Mon-Williams, M. (1998) The effect of vertical visual target location on head and neck posture. In: Hanson, M.A., (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics. Taylor & Francis , London , pp. 123-127. ISBN 9780748408115

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Twelve participants viewed a visual target placed in 6 vertical locations ranging from 30° above to 60° below horizontal eye level. This range of vertical target location was associated with a 37° change in head orientation, and a 53° change in gaze angle with respect to the head. The change in head orientation was predominantly achieved through changes in atlanto-occipital posture. Consideration of these data in light of preferred gaze angle data, and neck muscle length/tension relationships, suggests that visual targets should be located at least 15° below horizontal eye level.

Item Type: Book Section
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Psychology (Leeds) > Cognitive Psychology (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2009 14:47
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2009 15:27
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9006

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